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Israel police release video of driver ramming checkpoint amid questions over shooting

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This Palestinian terrorist tried to kill Israeli police officers in a car ramming attack at a checkpoint. The Israeli police rightfully took action to protect themselves by neutralizing the terrorist. Any American police officer would have done the same thing. Naturally many prominent anti-Israel propagandists in the United States, are trying to exploit the George Floyd tragedy to smear the Israeli police. Watch for yourself to see the facts.

Jew hatred – it’s a Quranic mandate.

Related – Palestinians demand justice after killing of Ahmed Erekat by Israel

 Amid questions over shooting, police release video of driver ramming checkpoint

Border Police push back on charges that Ahmad Erekat was killed without cause; in 2nd video family says is months old, Erekat vows he is ‘no snitch’ for Israel

By Times of Israel, June 25, 2020

Border Police on Wednesday released security footage from a suspected car-ramming attack in the West Bank, seeking to push back against accusations that Israeli forces shot and killed the assailant without reason.

In the video from Tuesday’s incident, a car driven by Ahmad Moustafa Erekat can be seen approaching a checkpoint in Abu Dis, before abruptly accelerating and turning toward a group of police. The car then rams into a female officer — who is knocked into the air — before colliding with a booth and coming to a stop.

As the driver gets out of the vehicle, he appears to begin running from the police officers, but quickly falls to the ground after being shot.

Erekat, 28, was later pronounced dead at the scene.

“He waited for a good moment, turned from the middle of the lane to the side to get a better angle to hurt the officer and then accelerated, turning his car 90 degrees and lunged wildly at the officers,” a Border Police statement said.

The statement also said the female officer, who was lightly injured, has been released from the hospital.

In a second video that emerged Wednesday, Erekat is seen in his car speaking of rumors he has collaborated with Israeli security forces while promising he is “no snitch.” Some Hebrew media reports said the video was made shortly before the incident. But according to Kan news, Erekat’s family said it was a months-old clip.

In comments to Hebrew media, a Border Police source dismissed accusations that Erekat was killed in cold blood.

“Unfortunately, in recent hours various elements have chosen to portray the event in a completely distorted way and not as a ramming attack, while besmirching the officers’ conduct and covering up the terrorist’s grave actions,” the Border Police source was quoted saying.

In the second video that circulated on social media Wednesday, Erekat is seen in his car, saying “Your bro’s no snitch. I never betrayed the homeland.”

 

 

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